Has Randy Johnson lost a step? Is it the groin? Lack of consistent work (his excuse)? Is the switch back to the AL hurting him (not yesterday)? As just about everyone has noted, he’s not throwing that superfast heater much anymore. To be fair, he’s been pretty good so far this year. Project his numbers forward and you get this: 207 ks, 7.73 k/9, 1.13 whip, 3.94 era. Solid work. But nowhere near last year’s dominance: 290 ks, 10.62 k/9, .9 whip, 2.60 era. That’s the Randy we’d been looking forward to watching on a regular basis—as fans, if nothing else. Nine hits in three innings to the rinky-dink Mets doesn’t suggest we’re in store for a perfect-o anytime soon. But you never know. We hope he recovers a bit of that old magic.